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Situated on the East River, the terra cotta and glass facade will inspire an image of hope and positivity. Situated on the East River, the terra cotta and glass facade will inspire an image of hope and positivity.
Architectural firm Ennead has published a handful of new renderings of their dual-towered, state-of-the-art science and medical facilities under construction in Lenox Hill at 530 East 74th Street. The site will host an outpatient treatment center for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center alongside a CUNY Hunter College Science and Health Professions building. The two prestigious NY institutions will find home in two separate terra cotta-paneled and glass-facaded towers. According to designers Ennead and Perkins Eastman, the varying terra cotta panels will provide shading and reduce solar heat gain and control glare. The 445-foot-tall will host 1.09 square feet and seek LEED silver certification. Overall, the building’s exterior design and location on the East River will yield a hopeful and positive identity.
After completing the complex's cavernous foundations over the past year, steel is finally rising.
The MSK outpatient treatment center has been dubbed the David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care, after David H. Koch and his generous $150 million dollar gift to the hospital. Here, patients with hematologic, head, neck, and lung cancers will be treated, along with those seeking radiation therapy and early-stage clinical trials. Currently, their outpatient treatment center sees an average of 4,700 patients a day – an influx more than any other hospital in the northeast. The building will top out at 23 stories and host 730,000 square feet.
Ennead released new renderings for the MSK/CUNY building at 530 East 74th Street.
Base renderings
According to Ennead, while MSK’s interior design will provide a calm, unhurried and protected arrival for patients, Hunter’s design will welcome the hustle and bustle of student life. Space will be provided for the college’s nursing and physical therapy students to mingle and socialize inside its doors. The tower will be smaller than its neighbor, and ultimately will comprise 336,000 square feet.
Interior renderings of the Hunter building, which will provide students with a lively educational space.
The development began its journey in 2012 after Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed off and sold the site to the college/hospital for $226 million. Previously host to a sanitation facility, the existing structure was demolished in 2008. Hunter traded its current nursing school at First Avenue and East 25th Street to the city, and there they will build their new sanitation facility. As of April, a crane had been erected at the site. Expected completion for the towers is 2019.

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